Scouts lift ban on gays

Scouts lift ban on gays

There are 44 comments on the Martinsville Bulletin story from May 24, 2013, titled Scouts lift ban on gays. In it, Martinsville Bulletin reports that:

The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders - a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.

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Dave P

Lexington, KY

#47 Jun 14, 2013
William wrote:
This will end well.

Dyke? William, since you have a good sense of humor, one day I'll tell you a story about that word that happened to me one night. But not now, in this type setting.

Since: Mar 09

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#48 Jun 15, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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I kind of doubt he was gay, since he married a woman and had several children. Any proof of your assertion or just more liberal clap-trap ?
Marriage was expected of the time. Victorian sexuality almost wasn't. lol Remember, people didn't have "legs", they had "limbs" and never mentioned them. Above a certain social level, repression was a national passtime. "Keep a stiff upper lip" and all that.

Bear in mind, so was Leonard Bernstein. Until he married, his career went nowhere.

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#49 Jun 15, 2013
The Shadow wrote:
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I learned it from homosexual influences. So you're a Dyke huh!!
Yes I do know the difference between Queers and Pedophiles. A lot of the time, they're one in the same. Queer Pedophiles. They like to molest little boys.
I am not a homosexual female or any other vile word that you use to slander people you do not know.

Child molestation is a real and horrible problem. You are treating it as a joke - obviously, you are not familiar with the harm that it actually causes children throughout their lives.

Banning gay people from Boy Scouts does not prevent child molestation. The gay people that are actually discluded are those who are OPENLY gay - those who have chosen honesty over convenience - and those who are LEAST likely to dishonestly harm children. If a person has a goal to abuse children, do you think he would ruin his chances by offering information that would prevent his actions? Illogical.

Perhaps you should consider joining the Boy Scouts. They offer guidance and teach respect. Boy Scouts understand that slinging nasty words around benefits them in no way.

How is it benefiting you?

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#50 Jun 15, 2013
The Shadow wrote:
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You like being around kids , don't you?
I see why.
I adore children and that is why I want to protect them from abuse, sexual or otherwise.

I also want to protect them from bullying - a growing issue in our society. When children are attacked with cat-calls like Dyke and Faggot - I encourage them to consider that the person who is tossing out insults is the person who suffers from insecurities. Take pity on those who do not understand themselves and actively lash out at others to simulate superiority. Their ego is their own illusion.

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